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Drugs That Cost Your Life

Drugs That Cost Your Life

People take drugs to escape the reality. Addicts switch to different forms of toxins and medicines just to shun off the bitterness of the real world for a specified time. Every alcoholic picks up another glass to revisit the mesmerizing spot, the drink creates for him. But no one gives a hoot to think “This might cost his life.”

Every child is being taught not to put certain things in the mouth because it could do some harm to little body. Even as grownups there may be a time when someone need to re-consider that lesson initiated as a child while approaching to some new or strange substances.

Drugs That Cost Your LifeDangerous Drug Shots

Talking about today’s scenario, the majority of youth die due to hyper drug addiction. Everybody reacts differently to different drugs. As a result, when one drug affects the brain, another might disturb breathing and eventually leads to layoff. Heroin when combined with alcohol becomes a lethal combination of deadly cocktail.

Heroin & Brown Sugar

The overdoses for Brown Sugar and Heroin can kill millions of people when compared to any other type of drug dominating the market. These are highly dangerous and can cause nausea, sedation, mental disability and tedious breathing or respiratory failure.  When body forgets to breathe, deprives it from oxygen, hence resulting in immediate death.

Alcohol

The core effects of Alcoholic drinks depend directly to the level of the amount consumed. The process known as metabolizing helps to remove the toxic elements of alcohol from the blood through the liver, but it can handle to a limited extent. Beyond that point, the excess of alcohol starts circulating throughout the body. When the intensity of the same increases it leads to slow reaching of oxygen to the brain and ultimately causes coma, thereafter to death.

The life coaching at Mind first motivates such victims about the better and productive ways to lead a stress-less yet joyful life.

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Tips To Take Care of Your Mental Health

With the advent of the highly competitive era maintaining the balance between home, career and love is certainly a difficult task and calls for too much of mental pressure. Let’s see what are the possible issues that give rise to stress which at times becomes impossible to deal with? Not getting your dream job, worried over parents fight, lack of financial support or not faring well in exams, no matter what the issues are, they all lead to the same feeling, the feeling of disappointment, loneliness, unhappiness and hopelessness. Following two ways can help you lead towards a better tomorrow and insights on how to reduce stress.

1.     Practice Mindfulness

Happy Life

Life is all about living in the present moment. All the energies that bring you down and make you feel like a loser shall be channelized in doing something productive that will eventually make you feel better. So ask yourself where are you presently? The best way to utilize time is to do what you love doing passionately; an idle time is nothing but a simulated and superficial mind.

 2.     Meditate

meditation

It is important to bring your mind at peace and calm the regular chatter occurring in your mind. Mediation is the best way out to combat mental unrest. Close your eyes and deep breathe, while experiencing this state of bliss ask yourself do you deserve so much suffering? Count your blessings and you will realize how blessed you are and what important gifts of life you have taken for granted.

It’s very important to understand the five signs you may have an anxiety disorder and the possible irregularities in the behavior due to depression. Before it gets alarming trace the difference in your behavior and do consult a psychiatrist.

Mind first has the best counseling sessions to offer that will not only take you out from the darkness of life but take you forward towards attaining the mindset to enjoy the brighter side of life. Remember friends love is to live life and life is to love. For more insights you can refer our article on life coaching that holistically enables you to see the positive side of your life and celebrate your existence.

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5 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Adjusting yourself in the fast paced world and having career love and family to juggle with, getting  nervous or anxious has become so common and frequent that it begins to take over our lives, but tracing it is not easy. It comes in different forms-like phobia, panic attacks and social phobia. However it is very important to trace such disorders to get it corrected.

Get started on checking the following symptoms to access weather you need to follow up with the doctor.

MindFirst Anxiety1. Irrational Fears

Anxiety disorder or phobia happens when the fear becomes disruptive, overwhelming and out of proportion to the actual risk. Phobias cannot be traced and may not be obvious all the time. You may suddenly discover that you aren’t able to face and overcome your fears.

 2. Muscle Tension

A constant muscle tension like clenching your jaws or a sudden flexing of body muscles if becomes persistent and pervasive may become alarming and can have negative health effects.

Regular exercise can keep the muscle tension under control, otherwise the tension will not only flair up but will also make it incredibly restless and irritable.

 3. Panic

Such attacks can be highly terrifying because a sudden, gripping feeling of fear and helplessness that can last for several minutes may have an everlasting impact on your health. Be it breathing problem, sweating, dizziness or chest pain, all are traces of panic attacks. Such attacks leave the people in such a traumatic state that they tend to avoid places where such attacks have occurred in the past.

 4. Compulsive Behavior

Have u ever reacted strangely on the radio volume getting changed abruptly from 4 to 2. It is nothing but a compulsive disorder. It is a situation where you tend to panic on regular happenings. It is both mental and physical. Telling you that it will be all right over and over again is a sign of mental compulsive behavior and washing hands over and over again is a sign of physical compulsive behavior.

 5. Self-Doubt

When struck with severe anxiety, you would normally start to question yourself like “Do I love him as much as he loves me”. The doubt attacks are common especially when a question is unanswerable. The uncertainty associated with the answers could even worsen the mental stability of the individual.

 The coaching at Mindfirst has not only enabled people to adopt a positive lifestyle but also the drive to face challenges with courage and never give up attitude.

How to reduse stress in exam days

How to reduce stress during exams – By a student for a student

With the increasing importance of grades, college selections, entrance exam results, the pressure of outperforming one and another in exams has constantly been increasing. The pressure of exams is amongst the top stresses that Indians face today. Although IIT’s have given us the bane of expert human resource, one cannot neglect the immense amount of pressure it has brought upon Indian students.

Keeping calm is defiantly the key element during exams, which is almost always replaced by unnecessary stress. Here are a few points on how to reduce stress during exams.

How to reduse stress in exam days

–         Don’t stress, study instead!

Most of the times students tend to panic a day before the exams and most of their focus turns to shuffling through the piles of books which leads to more panic. You need to realize that fearing & giving up will lead to nothing. If you havn’t studied anything then worrying will make the situation worse. Instead, block out all thoughts of worry. Don’t keep thinking about the consequences or regretting not studying before. Just block all negative thoughts, focus on the topic at hand and after completion shift to the next.

–         Regular Breaks

If you don’t have a long attention span, take regular breaks. The moment you start losing focus and take longer time to complete a topic than you did 30 mins back, you should know you need a break. Ensure that your break-time does not involve any distracting or addictive activity like TV or facebook! You might as well dance on a song, or do yoga for 5 – 10 mins and then get back!

–         Schedule, don’t keep re-scheduling.

It is important to make a plan, jot down the important topics and study accordingly. However once you’re done with making the important topic list and timing it, stop obsessing over it. Most of us keep re-scheduling & re-checking the targets & study material, which only increases the stress level. You need to forget about all the topics to cover and just focus on the one at hand.

–         Switch off that Phone!

The combination of the tech-savvy age & exam stress can be quite a disastrous combination! Keeping your phone next to you will paralyze you from concentrating thanks to the constant notifications, replies and comparisons of others’ progress. This will not help you study in any way, so switch of that phone!

Exception Case:  An exception to this can be if competition drives you to perform faster & better. In that case, pick one friend who is at the same level as you, fix targets and call/cross-check progress every 2 hours. Just pick up that phone for 5 mins every 2 hours to keep the competition going.

–         Don’t keep topics that need to be memorized for the last minute.

Last minute study is not everyone’s cup of tea, and memorizing few hours before can be fatal for most. Ensure that most of the mugging up is done the moment you start studying. Incase you have too much left to go, keep easy topics for last moment studying [basically topics that can just be understood with a quick read.]

Incase if you find something extremely important that needs mugging up at the last moment, then the catch a friend, make a funny mnemonic & laugh off that stress! The funny mnemonic will live will you for the rest of your term, leave alone the exam!

 

Worried about someone?

Find out how you can help them.

It is very likely to feel concerned for our near ones and helping them by all means to work upon their dilemmas of life. Our assistance put forward in a rightful way can be a quick support to a person fleeting through a conflicting thought/ situation. Check out some ways that you can help:

  • Initiate a dialogue
    If you feel that a friend/ acquaintance seems not feeling good about something, lead a conversation and don’t wait for that person to come to you and seek help, for that person may have been wanting the opportunity to talk about his/her problems.
  • Asking questions
    You may ask neutral open-ended questions keeping in mind the sensitivity of your friend. Just think about how you would feel if a friend is trying to help you talk about your emotions.
  • Being a patient listener
    Talking your problem helps releasing stress and makes person feel more hopeful. Just listening calmly to your friend can help that person in realizing what is bothering him/her and aware you how uneasy that person is with his/her current state of mind. Do not stop or interrupt their emotional outlet.
  • Being Non judgmental
    While a person may want to hear your opinion about the situation, it is important for you to talk neutral so that person doesn’t feel you are sharing a biased view and assure them it is very likely of humans to feel negative and worried in their lives.
  • Avoiding suggestions
    Suggesting can develop a feeling of inadequacy among a person who is taking the suggestion. You can offer them support and help them understand the need to visit an expert. You may find good counseling centers around you and offer this information to your friend.
  • Do not moralize
    Remember when you are supporting a friend/ acquaintance, you are not acting as a teacher/ priest. Moralizing their act as right or wrong can make that person feel even more negative and embarrassed.
  • Self reflection
    Self reflect your own prejudices and do not let that influence your relationship with your friend/ acquaintance.
  • Focus on well-being
    Whilst it is important to focus on the perplexing problem, a more holistic approach to happy and fulfilled life is to help your friend/ acquaintance realize their overall well-being and things they would like to do differently to stay more positive and happy in their lives.

Also, keep working on your well-being since helping someone overcoming an emotional obstacle can be stressful for you.

 

Promoting Psychological Health in Children

Promoting Psychological Health in Children

A need for promoting psychological well-being in children has been identified as a recent important concern of parents and educational institutes. Early formative years are well known to be the foundation of overall well-being, attitude development and resilience. Today schools are not merely considered as the institutes for imparting learning of various subjects but are considered as important overall development pillars. Schools also own the responsibility of providing social emotional education. Continue reading

Sadness Vs Depression

Sadness Vs Depression

Although all of us can feel sad from time to time as a reaction to life events, depression results in pervasive sadness, impaired sleep, poor appetite, tiredness and poor concentration. A 2012 international study conducted by the WHO (which is disputed by the Indian government) found that rates of depression in India were among the highest in the world. An earlier WHO study in 2004 had established that the disability because of exceeds disability due to all forms of cancer and diabetes mellitus combined, as well as exceeding the disability due to strokes and hypertensive heart diseases.

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ANXIETY

Anxiety is a normal phenomenon. Think of 5 minutes before you have gone into an examination hall or attending an interview or making a presentation! Heart pounding, dry mouth and sweaty palms are experienced by everyone from time to time. But when anxiety makes you lose sleep, affect your Attention and Concentration, affect your performance and in the process damage your confidence, It is time to seek help. In certain extreme scenarios, it becomes the cause of job loss or marital discord.

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LIFE COACHING

In the last two decades coaching has been developing as a distinct profession. This article aims to describe the emergence of coaching as a field, how it is being defined and the various areas across which it is practiced.

The word ‘coach’ is derived from a town called ‘Kocs’ in northern Hungary, where horse drawn carriages were made (http://word-origins.com). Continue reading